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Born: Feb 20, 1942

Date of Passing: Aug 05, 2019

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We are saddened by the sudden passing of our husband, father and grandfather, Russell (Russ) James Lanoway, on August 5, 2019.
Russ is survived by his wife Gwen (nee Bergson), of 55 years; his children, Carmen and Tyler (Agata); grandchildren, Ava and Dryden; brother Michael (Audrey) and their children, (Shane, Travis and Cory); his Aunt Vi and many cousins, nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his father Henry and mother Alma (nee Russell).
Russ was born in Beausejour, MB on February 20, 1942. The family moved into Winnipeg and settled on Collegiate Street at an early age. He graduated from St. James Collegiate and started working at Manitoba Telecom Services (MTS) shortly afterwards. He spent close to 35 years working at MTS. Once he retired from MTS, he started his second career as a Telecom Consultant that took him to Denver, Rochester, Essen (Germany) and Brussels (Belgium). Russ also led up the Technology team at the Pan Am Games from 1997 to 1999.
Russ was at almost every of the kids hockey, ringette, soccer, baseball, and football games. He coached Carmen in Ringette and Tyler in hockey. He was very proud to accompany Carmen as part of the Ringette in Russia tour in 1984. He watched his kids graduate from high school and university, and establish themselves in their chosen careers. He loved hearing stories of Carmen's travels. He was very proud of his kids and spoke of them constantly. The last number of years it was all about the grandkids. He lit up with excitement when he spoke of Ava and Dryden, and always wanted to know what they were doing. He loved spending time with them.

You are gone too soon.
You were too young.
We all wish we had more time with you.
You were a wonderful person and a great dad.

A Celebration of Life will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 28, 2019 at the Royal Canadian Legion No. 4 located at 1775 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba.

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Sep 21, 2019

Condolences & Memories (3 entries)

  • I am sorry for your loss. I worked with Russ for most of my years at MTS. He was a good friend and mentor. - Posted by: Brian Cordingley (Co-Worker) on: Sep 27, 2019

  • I worked with Russ on many major projects at MTS. He was a man who got things done and was very knowledgeable. He also had a great sense of humour. I enjoyed working with him and remember him talking about his kids and family. Rest In Peace, Russ. - Posted by: Kim Kurylo (Co-worker) on: Sep 21, 2019

  • So sorry to hear of Russ's passing...we worked together for many years. He will be so missed. - Posted by: Shirley & Lorne Gregorash (friends) on: Sep 21, 2019

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